Valerie Tibbs has designed over HALF of my book covers. Seriously. Over half. Know why? Because I love her work! She’s an amazing artist and a fantastic friend! She’s been with the IntlHeat gang since day one and she’s one of the very first friends/fans I made WAY back in 2008. She’s been a lovely supporter of my work and I truly don’t know what I’d do without her.
What is your favorite book?
So many. Too many to pick from. But at the top of my list is Calista’s Men by Jory Strong. And Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston. Love those all the books in those series.
What is your favorite food?
I love authentic Italian food. But after living in Italy for 8 years, I’m a total snob about it here in the US. Just ask my poor husband.
What is your favorite song/singer/type of music?
I can’t say that I have a favorite song, but I love pop music. Fun, bouncy stuff. But my favorite singer has to be Adele.
What are your goals for the future (design or personal)?
To be able to work full time with the design business. That goal is getting closer.
If you could design a cover for any author, who would you choose and why?
Janet Evanovich or Nora Roberts. Just because I love them and it would put me on the ‘map’! Plus it would give me great satisfaction knowing that they’ve seen something I did.
What’s the hardest cover you’ve ever designed and why?
That’s a tough question. There are a lot of covers that are tough to design just because of the subject matter (or the crazy requests from authors), but others are tough because there are too many hands in the design process (editors, senior editors, art directors, marketing directors, publishers, etc…) and the end result is nothing like I had envisioned. I’ve done mockups that I thought were just awesome right off the bat, and the other parties involved hated it so I’ve had to start over. Those are the tough ones.
What’s your favorite cover designed?
That’s hard. Like picking a favorite child. I think right now my favorite is actually a series of covers I designed for Mari Carr and Lila Dubois (The Trinity Masters series). These turned out really well, if I do say so myself.
If you could have any of your favorite books made into a movie, which one would you choose and who would play the hero/heroine?
Probably one of the Play By Play books by Jaci Burton. Love that whole series and I think they’d translate well to film.
Boxers or briefs?